An episode of Panel Borders: guest presenter Martin Barker reprises his book Action - The Story of a Violent Comic, to tell the story of an infamous British periodical and interviews writer / editor Pat Mills plus 2000AD artist Jim McCarthy.
Press release: "Guest presenter Professor Martin Barker (University of Aberystwyth) investigates the story of Britain’s notorious Action comic, which was launched on Valentine’s Day and banned by Halloween in 1976. Professor Barker explores the rise and fall of the comic, what elements of the strips were censored and censured, and how the legacy of Action was continued in 'The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic' – 2000AD. Also, in a panel discussion entitled: 'Poor, angry white kids', Barker discusses Action with its writer Pat Mills and 2000AD artist Jim McCarthy. Edited, and recorded at Graphic Brighton / Cine-Excess 2015 by Alex Fitch."
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